This is wonderful news. All the best to Williams for a complete and speedy
recovery. Thanks DN for keeping up on the story.
Good to hear Jamaal will be okay. It is always hard to see things like that. The
U handled the injury well, so compliment to them on that. Hope jamaal has a
No one wants to see one of these kids hurt. This is good news for all football
fans from both Utah and I'm sure byu.I wish him a full recovery and
success on the field.Go Utes
This is the only thing that really matters about the game. Glad to know he is
Glad to hear it. He's a gamer and hopefully he can get back on the field
Best wishes on a speedy return Jamaal.
This die hard Ute fan is very happy to learn Jamal will be OK. He is a good kid
and if he stays healthy will have a bright football future ahead of him. Even
without football this kid is going to succeed in life. Get back on the field
soon - you are one Cougar I really root for!Go Utes!
@VladhagenI too hope Williams recovers fully. Losing your most
productive offensive player is never good. Its even worse when his health or
even life is on the line.My experience regarding Ute fans was a lot
different than yours as I watched the game via the internet. The majority were
concerned with his health and wished him to give a thumbs up or another sign he
was alright. However two fans on the blog were quite giddy at what happened.
One hoped for paralysis. They had other ugly hateful things to say as well
about the University, the cheerleaders and the culture so the comments after the
injury were to be expected. These two fans represented why I wish BYU would
never play Utah again. The game was great. The fans were not.
"BYU received some good news Sunday morning"This is great
news to everyone. As a Ute, watching this nightmare two weeks in a row took the
fun out of the win. Storm Woods returned to Oregon and is expected a
full recovery too.
I am very relieved. When they carted him off the field, I didn't see any
movement of his limbs, not even a thumbs up. I am very happy for him and his
family.If he truly had a concussion, he won't be playing this
weekend, but possibly back for Utah State.Personnel-wise, the loss
of Williams is a much bigger deal than the loss of Hadley, although Alisa,
Lasike, and Hine did a pretty good job filling in.
Vladhagen - "The U handled the injury well"Not where I was
This was the only article about "the game" that I was eager to read. So
very grateful that this outstanding young man appears to be on the mend from
what could have been a devastating injury. Best wishes for a full recover,
"However two fans on the blog were quite giddy at what happened."Steven Jarvis, keep in mind that with the anonymity of the internet, those two
fans were probably 12 years old, literally. You are upset with kids. If the
internet was your only option to watch the game, find some way to cover up the
game blog. Nothing good will ever be found there.
This Utah fan is wishing Williams a speedy recovery. Hopefully, he will be held
out until all his post-concussion symptoms have cleared. He has an awesome
career ahead of him. Multiple concussions back to back could derail that. He
will most likely be back and as dangerous as always in a few weeks. Good luck!
By the way, why don't they ever run him to the outside, instead of straight
up the middle. Big back= middle. Speedy back=outside.
This Utah fan wishes Williams a speedy recovery.
Good news -- and I mean primarily for Jamaal. Yes, I'm a Y fan, but my
concern is primarily for the young man. An injury is a serious matter, no
matter which side you are on. Best wishes for his continued recovery.
This is the perfect opportunity to replace Jammal for the time being with Hill
and let Ammon throw the ball as QB. All Hill has to do is run the ball,
something he excels at. Ammon can throw the ball, something that Hill is
Great news!!Thanks for the update and best wishes to Jamaal!
Relieved to hear that Williams was released today. Here is to a speedy
Great news! Like every real Ute fan, I'm breathing a sigh of relief---along
a healthy sigh of satisfaction that will last for a long, long time......
To clarify by what I mean by "the U" I mean their players. People in the
stands dressed in red are a non issue. There are sick people on both sides of
the fandom no doubt. Again, the issue is Jamaal's recovery, not
classlessness from people in the stands. Jamaal is one of my classmates; the U
of U fans are not. They are a complete non issue in my mind and I pay them no
The same Utah fans that were happy about this injury can go hang with the BYU
fans that threw trash at the refs. Those type of fans are not needed and
Glad to hear that it is not as serious as it looked. Best wishes for a full
Nothing greater than sportsmanship. Ute fans are good.Good luck
Jamaal, and don't lose your humor.
For most of fall camp we read that the Cougs had a stable full of good running
backs. It's obviously past time to trot out other players and
take the burden off Williams!
A Ute fan that's glad to hear he's OK. I hope he uses extreme caution
in making the decision about when he's going to return. He might even need
to use a medical redshirt. Given the latest research on the negative effects of
concussions in football players, he needs to make an informed decision as to
when he'll be able to return.
Very glad to hear this news. Hope to see him run roughshod over teams in a few
weeks. Good luck, 21.
Great to hear about Jamaal.Sad to see an anemic red-zone offense,
though.If BYU doesn't get a consistent passer, it will be a long
season.The hurry-up offense means nada, if you don't have a balanced
attack. It's just a gimmick, otherwise.
Good news!Hope the recovery goes well.
I understand stingers only become a huge issue for a player and their career if
they don't let the nerves that are effected by the stinger heal before
returning to action. If one with a stinger plays with their nerves on fire then
nerve damage can occur. So rest is vital and recovery then full. Since Williams
also suffered a concussion on the play, BYU SHOULD NOT allow Williams back on
the field until medically sound. This shouldn't take to long, a few weeks
maybe, but many with concussions and stingers heal at all sorts of different
rates and speeds. Take caution please. @werAre you
suggesting to put Hill at RB? Your comments steer to that way of reasoning.
It's not an unrealistic approach for Anae and Bronco, but only if they
consider using Hill in a change up scheme where he comes into the game for 8
plays or so. Maybe running shotgun wildcat. Is Ammon Olsen good enough? I have
no idea. Hill being a runner and occasional passer is not risky for BYU to worry
about relative to Hill getting hurt if he is starter option B repetition wise.
I am glad to hear that Jamaal will be okay. Here is to hoping he suits up
soon.However, I take issue with some of the BYU fans here acting
like their fan base is somehow superior. Where I was sitting people were calling
for Van Noy and co. To "take out Wilson" and to "paralyze him or at
least break his legs." Realize people that one or two voices do not a fan
So glad to hear that Jamaal will be okay. I suspect that BYU will hold him out
of the next game to give him time to completely recover.
So relieved to read this this morning. While a staunch Cougar fan I moved from
where I was sitting to get away from some obnoxious BYU fans. Overall it was a
classy act by both sides and I enjoyed watching the teams both make early season
improvements and expose areas in need of more improvement. To me that's
what life is all about.
Great News!Now do what is best for YOUR health and worry about
From a Ute, I am relieved to hear that the injury was not as serious as it first
appeared. I am also glad he is recovering and will be able to play again. I
hope it is sooner rather than later. He's a great player! Best of luck,
Glad to hear the kid is ok. While I have a severe disliking for BYU, I wish no
ill will towards the players, hope he get's over his concussion soon.GO UTES!!!!
I'm no football player.After a hit like that, I'd never
suit up again. Good luck Jamaal.Being a BYU grad, I don't
understand the comment- "severe disliking for BYU". My experience there
I am glad to see the mutual respect from both sides for a talented athlete that
sacrificed his body on a gutsy call. He is an outstanding player and his
consistent efforts on the field are great to see. What a blessing that he did
not suffer a more grave injury as he appeared motionless on the field. Hang in
Good news! Best wishes to JW on a speedy recovery and back to the grid iron
My guess is he's glad he doesn't have to play Utah again in his
career. For several reasons.Get better dude.
good news. Seeing your son lying there motionless has to stop the heart of any
parent. With football you are always one hit away from a changed life and it was
good to hear that Williams will be ok. Not sure how to take the violence out of
the game.Rule changes help but will never guarantee safety. Being at the game
the entire stadium - including both side lines - were deathly quiet as Jamal
laid there unable to move. Football and rivalry is meaningless when
someone's life is at stake.
Great news! That was a very somber moment in the game. I was sure
hoping to see him give a thumbs up as he was transported off the field, grateful
we later heard from the announcer that Jamaal's mother reported that he was
able to move his arms and legs before getting in the ambulance to the hospital.
A fine young man that happens to be a great football player. Best wishes for a
full recovery and never having this happen again.
Wonderful news. And thanks for all the classy comments and good wishes from you
Utes. I wish Jamal continued and speedy recovery. And I wish the Utes well for
the balance of their season. They outplayed us and the coaches out coached us.
I hope Williams will be kept out for at least 2 weeks, better 3. No doubt an
excellent and glad to have him on the BYU team. I thought Poole may be a little
faster and stronger hard to tell for me. I personally would probably not allow
my son to play again. It seems there are fewer kids going out for football these
days. They need a better helmet.
That was the only downside of the big game was seeing him go down. You hate to
see good kids get hurt, no matter what side of the rivalry you're on. Glad
he's doing better.